Future of Rural Financial Counselling Service secured: Funding for Rural Financial Counselling Services (RFCS) will continue for the next three years supporting rural communities and clients in need with a more targeted approach. Twelve service providers around the nation will be able to continue their valuable work in helping our farming families, including Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Central West Incorporated. The continuing funding package of $47 million through to 2019 demonstrates the Coalition Government’s absolute commitment to supporting our farmers, fishers, forest growers, forest harvesters and rural small businesses who need advice on managing their finances.
Truck breakfast forum success: Heavy vehicle safety was under the spotlight recently at a breakfast forum hosted by Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils. Over 60 participants attended the fourth annual Central West NSW Heavy Vehicle Breakfast Forum, to explore the current road safety and freight issues affecting the local heavy vehicle industry. The Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, says the forum has become a regular fixture on the road safety calendar.
Local Road Safety and Injury Prevention officer goes on maternity leave: Logan Dolbel will be covering my maternity relief work for Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer for the Forbes, Parkes and Lachlan Shire Councils, Melanie Suitor. Ms Suitor is due back at work on Monday 6 March 2017. She has asked members of the community to contact Mr Dolbel on
the below numbers for anything related to road safety:
Phone: (02) 6861 2364
Mobile: 0438 640 479 Fax: (02) 6862 3946
Safer Drivers Course for learner drivers: On April 14 and 15, Forbes Shire Council in conjunction with Orange PCYC, is conducting a Safer Drivers Course for Learner Drivers at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre. To be eligible to register you must have your learner driver’s licence, already completed 50 hours of on-road driving experience and be available for the
entire duration of the course.
On this day in history (April 8)
• 1093- The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by bishop Walkelin
• 1139- Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
• 1149- Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
• 1195 -Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
• 1341- Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
• 1378- Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
Born on this day (April 8)
• Craig Honeycutt 1970 – Singer (Everything)
• Darren Jessee 1971 – Musician (Ben Fold Five)
• Emma Caulfield 1973 – Actress (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Beverly Hills
• Taylor Kitsch 1981 – Actor (“Friday Night Lights”)
• Taran Noah Smith 1984 – Actor (“Home Improvement”)
• Kirsten Storms 1984 – Actress (“Days of Our Lives”)
• Julian Lennon 1963 – Musician, son of John Lennon (Beatles), Today in Beatles History